Television History and Craft

Course Description

Includes a survey of TV history from vintage comedy, drama, and live TV to the recent renaissance in the cable universe. What constitutes viable ideas for a modern television series is explored through analysis of existing TV pilots. Assignments include research papers and generation of original pilot loglines.

Learning Outcomes

  • Contextualize historical knowledge of television and apply to current trends.
  • Analyze professional TV pilots for series viability.
  • Create viable original loglines for expansion into TV pilots.

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